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Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Umpire Yashwant Barde called in as replacement for injured Shamshuddin

  • Press Trust of India
  • March 10th, 2020
  • 13:48:24 IST

Rajkot: C Shamshuddin was on Tuesday ruled out as the on-field umpire for the remainder of the Ranji Trophy final after getting hit around the lower abdomen area on the opening day of the title clash between Bengal and Saurashtra.

Shamshuddin did not take the field on day two after the pain aggravated overnight and he went for a check-up in a local hospital on Tuesday morning.

C Shamshuddin hit around the lower abdomen area on the opening day of Ranji Trophy final. Image: @BCCIdomestic

C Shamshuddin hit around the lower abdomen area on the opening day of Ranji Trophy final. Image: @BCCIdomestic

With S Ravi as the designated TV umpire, Shamsuddin's on-field partner Anantha Padmanabhan was the only one officiating in the middle in the first session on day two as local umpire Piyush Khakar stood at square leg.

Post Lunch, Ravi joined Padmanabhan in the middle while Shamshuddin took the role of the TV umpire.

Shamshuddin's replacement, Yashwant Barde, will join Padmanabhan on day three.

"Shamshuddin felt more pain in the night and went to the hospital in the morning for a check-up. He has been advised a week's rest," a Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) spokesperson told PTI.

Updated Date: March 10, 2020 13:48:24 IST

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